A summary of 2018

Good Neighbors is committed to providing healthy food to those in need in our community. We thank everyone who generously supports us in our efforts, and we are honored to be of service to those who come through our doors. Numbers don’t do justice to the whole picture, but they demonstrate the need in our community, and help explain how we spend the donations we are entrusted with:

In 2018 Good Neighbors served an average of 60 families per week, representing 216 people

  • Total numbers for the year: 3,084 families; 11,212 people, including 3,905 children and 1,467 seniors
  • Average household size: 3.6
  • We gave 158 Thanksgiving boxes and 76 Christmas boxes
  • We served 280 unique families

In 2018 Charlevoix County Transit started providing free rides to and from the pantry

We were blessed with a large amount of fresh produce during the summer and fall from Manna (who contracted with local farmers to provide free produce for pantries), the Pantry’s Garden at the Episcopal Church, the St. Matthews Garden, the Farmer’s Market, and local home gardeners.

Lexamar held their food drive in November, and delivered more than 6,000 pounds of food to the pantry.